Request for Proposals
The American Association of Bovine Practitioners Foundation announces the availability of two grants supporting clinical research in cattle. Each grant will be for up to $25,000. One grant will be for proposals related to beef cattle, and the other for dairy cattle, although proposals may address both. Proposals should be aimed at providing practical solutions which cattle veterinarians can utilize in beef or dairy production environments.
Each proposal should include the title, a one-page description of the proposed study, a detailed experimental protocol (no more than two pages, which includes the contributions of each investigator), a budget (including justification for all expenses), and a list of the investigators with a brief (2 page maximum) biographical sketch of each investigator. Salary replacement for faculty members, post-docs or graduate students, indirect costs, publication costs, or scientific equipment will not be supported. If appropriate, more than one project may be funded in each category, but the total for each category will be limited to $25,000. At least one of the investigators must be an AABP member. In judging between proposals of similar merit, preference will be given to proposals from researchers who are starting their careers or from private practitioners. Preference will also be given to projects where AABP Foundations funds can serve as seed money to attract other grants. Results of the studies are expected to be reported in the research summaries at an AABP Annual Conference and submitted to a peer-reviewed publication upon completion. 20% of the granted funds will be withheld until the results are presented and the article is submitted.
Proposals will be ranked by the Board of the AABP Foundation for bovine practice relevance. Top ranking proposals will then be reviewed by experts in the area of study and a research-focused committee of AABP members, which may include AABP Foundation Board members. The identities of the researchers submitting proposals will not be revealed to outside reviewers who are not members of the Foundation Board.
Proposals must be received by January 31. Proposals MUST be submitted online. Questions may be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org, any other AABP Foundation Board Member or to the AABP Office at email@example.com.
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